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Inside DirectX (Microsoft Programming Series) Paperback – 1 Apr 1998

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  • Paperback: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.; Pap/Cdr edition (1 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572316969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572316966
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.8 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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What I expected: A paper copy of the docs that ship with the DirectX SDK.
What I got: A great understanding of how DirectX works with out someone else's idea of how you should wrap up the DirectX COM. I now have four books on DirectX, this is the only one I even bother looking at anymore.
It's true there are not a lot of "try this" exercises. But on the up side, the whole book has usefull information, unlike others where half the book is just code you can find on the CD anyway.
If you want to learn DirectX with out all the clutter that other books contain, get this book!
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When it comes to a useful description of how to use DirectX (sans Direct3D) I couldn't have asked for more. Between the excellent examples on the source CD and the straightforward explanations in the book, I have gone from zero knowledge to a reasonable grasp of DirectX fairly quickly. As a testament to how much I refer to this book in my home projects, the binding is starting to wear out. I can't remember the last time I've used a reference book this much, with the exception of K&R's "The C Programming Language." Excellent work.
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This book is a good start on leanring DirectX, but there are no complete code examples in the book (you have to go to the included CD for the full source code) and no exercises at the end of the chapters. You come away from this book with an understanding of how DirectX works, but not how to USE it.
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Yes the code samples are incomplete but...do it yourself and learn! If you do get stuck then the complete listings are on the CD. The only problem i have with this book is the author(s) use of obsolete keywords such as the FAR tyoe modifier. Apart from that excellent.
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I wanted to learn directx with a tutorial but this book really doesnt cover a tutorial all its writing like a reference of directx!.Good book if you are a directx programer and want a reference!. Also doesnt cover any of Direct3d.
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If you are new to DirectX, then this book is definetly for you. However, if you have already written and compiled a program using DirectX, chances are that you are already familiar with most all of the concepts presented in this book. Make no mistake; it presents CONCEPTS - a broad overview of each DirectX component, excluding Direct3D in it's entirety. If what you want is an in-depth reference manual, do yourself a favor and just print out the DirectX SDK Docs. In short, I was really hoping for a lot more...
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Like another reviewer pointed out this book is mainly about concepts. I found it a very good starting point to directx programming. However it does not cover direct3d and the depth of coverage, I feel, is less than the other "INSIDE" books like inside com or inside ole. While a good introduction to DirectX overall I guess I expected a little more from an "INSIDE" book ...
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By A Customer on 18 Jun. 1999
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Although the code samples are not the best, it is still a complete and thorough resource. I prefer to write my own code, including all DirectX calls, and this book has shown me what steps have to be taken to initialize them. As I said, the sample code IN THE BOOK is poor (the explanations of each object are great), but the sample code provided on the CD is very good. These samples are straight from the source--Microsoft programmers themselves. The old samples were archaic and impossible to comprehend at best. These samples are clear and concise and have allowed me to write my own DirectDraw object to manage everything. It is written with enough character to be interesting, yet still express its point. I highly reccomend it for anybody that wants to program multimedia apps/games. Some of the DirectDraw commands are also useful in other apps.
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